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Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on
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Posted on 11/11/2012 5:58:16 PM PST by jackmercer

"Rove is pondering new missions for Crossroads to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House and the fact that the party fell short when expected to win back the Senate."

"Where until now it battled only in general elections and against Democrats, Crossroads is considering whether to start picking sides in Republican primaries. The idea would be to boost the candidate it deems most electable and avoid nominating the kind of flawed and extreme ones who cost the party what should otherwise have been easy Senate wins in Florida, Missouri and Indiana."

"That, however, could put Crossroads at odds with the tea party and other groups that devote their energies to promoting the most ideologically pure contenders."

"Crossroads also is likely to invest more deeply in organizations such as the Republican State Leadership Committee, which has been trying to build a more appealing GOP farm team by, among other things, recruiting Hispanic candidates to run for state-level office.".....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: crossroads; gop; karlrove; romney; rove
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You will need to read between the lines in this article to see what Karl and Crossroads have planned but in a few paragraphs, it's pretty obvious.
1 posted on 11/11/2012 5:58:20 PM PST by jackmercer
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To: jackmercer

FUKR!! Chief architect of the Romney Flustercluck.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 6:02:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jackmercer

Karl Rove is a Democrat pretending to be a Republican - that is what this article is all about.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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And the move Left begins.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 6:03:34 PM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: jackmercer

Two words for Karl: Ted Cruz.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 6:04:13 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jackmercer

If their TV ad strategy is as effective as it was for Romney, it’s likely to help tea party candidates.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 6:04:21 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: jackmercer

I want to use a bunch of four letter words. Hasn’t Rove already caused enough damage to the GOP. Just a reminder Rove a bunch of establishment Senate candidates lost too or Allen and Thompson don’t count.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 6:04:36 PM PST by C19fan
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To: jackmercer

Correct title:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on

= = = = =

So, 2012 was a $300 Million “learning experience” for Rove.

He will not have learned anything, if he wants to run RINO squishes.

Only Conservatives actually win races.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 6:04:56 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jackmercer

I have no doubt they want to blame the Tea Party. I also have very little trust for the Washington Post.

Scoundrels abound anymore.


9 posted on 11/11/2012 6:05:13 PM PST by dforest
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To: jackmercer

How many knives does this make so far, Karl? You’ve been trying to kill the Tea Party since its birth.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 6:05:46 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: jackmercer; All

Karl Rove isnt just trying to take out the Tea Party...he is trying to take out the whole GOP

The best way to counter Rove is to go after the GOP Talk Heads and GOP Media who give this man a platform to speak. Stop listening to their shows, and let their advertisers...especially the local advertisers who buy ads during these programs.

Rove cannot win elections....and he is a whipping boy for the DNC


11 posted on 11/11/2012 6:06:17 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: jackmercer
to address weaknesses laid bare by the GOP’s back-to-back failures to win the White House

So who do they blame for Bush 1 losing the white house and then losing the next two races to Clinton or is that magically our fault as well?
12 posted on 11/11/2012 6:07:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: onyx
Correct title:
Karl Rove and his super PAC vow to press on

Subheading:
We'll have to continue to put up with Hannity referring to this turd as "The Architect"

13 posted on 11/11/2012 6:08:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: jackmercer

I don’t want to see more Christine Odonells, Akins and Mourdocks but I also don’t want to see more Mike Castles and Lugars.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 6:08:50 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: COBOL2Java

Karl rove is just 1 dude, the Tea Party is millions of pissed off American citizens.


15 posted on 11/11/2012 6:09:04 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2012 = Voter fraud - Chicago style!)
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To: jackmercer

Rove does that then the GOP is forever a minority party. Period


16 posted on 11/11/2012 6:11:19 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama murdered the SEALs.They "were hung out to dry, basically exposed like a set of dog balls.")
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To: jackmercer
Rove and his GOP-e RINO buddies lose the White House twice in a row while the TEA Party takes and then keeps the House...oh well.

For every TEA Party candidate who has lost five have won but the GOP-e HATE conservatives and the TEA people who support them—as I have said before RINOs like Rove would rather rule with the Left in a big socialist government than serve in a free and constitutional one.

17 posted on 11/11/2012 6:11:26 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Old White Male Conservative and you can kiss my bleeping bleep!!!")
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To: jackmercer

THIS IS GREAT NEWS. Well, not really, but it ought to help me sell my new book (see my signature).


18 posted on 11/11/2012 6:13:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: jackmercer

The irony of the article is that even Romney’s campaign stated (in a very coded and savvy way) that it wasn’t the Tea Party that lost the election, it was Rove’s incompetence. From the article:

“Others in the Romney campaign, speaking on the condition of anonymity, were bitter that the super PACs didn’t do more to defend the Republican nominee and his business record, particularly in the late summer, when the campaign had run through its own primary-season funding.

“We didn’t have any air cover,” lamented one senior adviser.

That, Rove suggested, was the result of a missed signal.”


19 posted on 11/11/2012 6:15:44 PM PST by jackmercer
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To: jackmercer

To prevent duplication, please don’t alter the published headline. Thanks.


20 posted on 11/11/2012 6:17:02 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Happy Rain

Here in Michigan we kept the tea party backed seats we took in 2010 and flipped another moderate seat to tea party as well.


21 posted on 11/11/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jackmercer

Rove has to see more Gadsden Flags flying across the country or on the bumpers. Lets see who they come up with the next time, probably another Dud.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 6:18:25 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: ari-freedom

Everyone’s blaming the Indiana loss on the “War on Women” meme, but Lugar and his associates were undermining Mourdock’s campaign as soon as the primary was over.

RINO’s would rather lose to Democrats than win with Conservative.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 6:22:08 PM PST by Bratch
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To: cripplecreek

The Tea party was born on February 27th 2009 fueled by a rant from Rick Santelli on the floor of the Mercantile Exchange. I kinda think that Obama was elected about four months before that /sarc.

So bring it on dough-boy, you have been repudiated twice without appealing for help from us, and in a larger sense, impugning us during your masterful losses.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 6:23:02 PM PST by mazda77
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To: Crimson Elephant
You mean, another move left.
25 posted on 11/11/2012 6:24:07 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

“To prevent duplication, please don’t alter the published headline. Thanks.”

My apologies. While I post a lot of responses, I rarely start threads based on articles, so a “re-learning” curve for me.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 6:24:47 PM PST by jackmercer
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To: jackmercer

wow, just like how we got Romney and McCain.


27 posted on 11/11/2012 6:25:54 PM PST by dila813
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To: jackmercer

Karl, a crystal decanter of your preferred beverage sitting on the bar of your country club is calling you. Go enjoy it. You’ve earned a nice comfortable quiet retirement.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 6:26:24 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: jackmercer

So is fat a$$ going to be on Hannity Monday night?

(I can’t stand either one of them.)


29 posted on 11/11/2012 6:26:32 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: onyx

This tells you what politics means to Robe and his type. It’s not about principle, and it’s certainly not about public service. It’s about nothing more than personal ambition and power. The goal is to get there, not to get there for a reason.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 6:26:54 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Crimson Elephant
The next moves further left began Wednesday, November 7th.

They've all received their (dnc) talking points -- amnesty, Tea Party Rage, new taxes, 0 DOES have a mandate, etc., etc.

31 posted on 11/11/2012 6:28:11 PM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: jackmercer
Karl Rove is the architect of abysmal failure. Why would ANYONE want Karl Rove managing any campagin stategies after the last two epic fails? Karl Rove = loser.

The first order of business for conservative USA is to push KR to the curb.

 

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32 posted on 11/11/2012 6:29:58 PM PST by CaptainKrunch (Freedom does not promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: ari-freedom

Well I think it’s a shame that a good man on the right can be crucified for one gaffe when it’s business as usual for the left to elect, re-elect, and honor as “party elders” men like Ted Kennedy, Clinton, Alcee Hastings, Hank Johnson, and whole gallery of rogues and criminals.


33 posted on 11/11/2012 6:30:19 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jackmercer

He’s got suckers still giving him $$$ ?


34 posted on 11/11/2012 6:30:37 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: cripplecreek
Same here in SC—not only did we retain our TEA Party congressmen we added one more to our brand new congressional district...

...next we remove and replace that cotton pickin’ Lindsey Graham with one in 2014

35 posted on 11/11/2012 6:30:37 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Old White Male Conservative and you can kiss my bleeping bleep!!!")
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To: COBOL2Java

And now Hannity wants amnesty for illegals. Hannity is a traitor along with Rove.


36 posted on 11/11/2012 6:30:43 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Bratch
RINO’s would rather lose to Democrats than win with Conservative.

Exactly. I've been saying the same all along. The "moderates" refused to let them heal and happily kept reminding people of that one mistake right up to the day of the election.

The race was pretty quiet but the tea partier who filled Thad McCotter's seat in Michigan faced a steady attack from one increasingly strident FReeper right up to the day of the election.
37 posted on 11/11/2012 6:34:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

EXACTLY-HANNITY & PAGS IF NOT MORE NEED TO BE CUSSED OUT IN AN EMAIL...THEN TURN THEM OFF...TRAITORS


38 posted on 11/11/2012 6:34:04 PM PST by magna carta
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To: jackmercer

What I REALLY resent is Karl Rove and the Republican leadership determining for me what a “good candidate” is. They are trying to appeal to a “broader base”. What they mean is they are becoming more liberal.

Why vote for a Republican if they are more liberal? Just vote for the Democrat.

Truth of the matter is, the problem in this country is moral. People want others to take care of them on the other person’s dime.

That is what health care is about. That is what welfare is about. That is what the “redistribution” is all about.


39 posted on 11/11/2012 6:36:57 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: magna carta

Hear, hear!


40 posted on 11/11/2012 6:37:07 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Happy Rain

Something like 24 states are completely in GOP hands (all 3 branches of govt) and that’s largely the result of the tea party.


41 posted on 11/11/2012 6:40:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Happy Rain

Good for you. I so so so hope you can run Lindsay out of town in two years.

The Tea Party wins when they pick good tea party candidates, like Tim Scott or Ron Johnson or Ted Cruz. The Tea Party should take a look in the mirror on the Angles and the Mourdocks - and not let phonies like Akin claim that mantle after the fact. In the Rove Tea Party battle, the Tea Party is 98% correct. Let’s help purge that ugly 2%.

And hey, see below: book on this exact subject out in days. It is a devastating indictment of the establishment back to 92 - all the way up thru 2012.


42 posted on 11/11/2012 6:43:15 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: mrsmel

You’re right. I’m also sick of Rove and other pundits pushing the names of their favorites, while dissing the names of some of our favorites.

2016 is 4 years away. STHU about rising stars. Let the so-called “rising stars” rise on their own. We’re smart enough to spot them on our very own, and they won’t be moderate squishes in favor of the “Dream Act” or for “raising the debt ceiling another $2 Trillion”!


43 posted on 11/11/2012 6:45:00 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Amnesty will kill the Republicans. 30 Million illegals will now vote for the Democrats. I guarantee you that 95% of the illegals will vote democrat.

Any conservative pushing for amnesty is stupid. And you can quote me on that.


44 posted on 11/11/2012 6:45:00 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Happy Rain

I hope and I pray that TREY GOWDY runs for US SENATE, SOUTH CAROLINA!

He’s my FAVORITE US CONGRESSMAN!


45 posted on 11/11/2012 6:47:14 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jackmercer

As much as I was against Romney in the primaries, the more it looks like the eGOP types such as Rove pulled a “Bay of Pigs” on him in the general election.


46 posted on 11/11/2012 6:47:30 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: jackmercer

They should fund a massive, independent investigation into nationwide voter fraud.


47 posted on 11/11/2012 6:51:01 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: COBOL2Java

UGH. You’re right.
I hate that, too.


48 posted on 11/11/2012 6:58:09 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SecondAmendment

I get kind of the same feeling myself. Romney wouldn’t deliberately throw the election but those around him might.

It kills two birds with one stone. The GOP won’t be responsible for the collapse that’s coming and they can blame the tea party for the loss and collapse resulting from it.


49 posted on 11/11/2012 7:04:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jackmercer

Rove isn’t a rat and he isn’t a conservative. He calls himself a Republican but that’s questionable.

During this campaign, he wasn’t as much of a “consultant’ as he would have liked for all of us to think.,,ie he really wasn’t in the inner circle with Stu Stevens and the gang.

The attention Rove did get from the Romney people was because of the money he raised for ads from his Crossroads PAC.ie it’s all about the money, stupid.
Well, we know how that turned out..so right now, Karl is personna non grata with the GOP elites..who are also licking their wounds...but not in the same room with Rove.


50 posted on 11/11/2012 7:09:08 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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